I got this dress to wear at a vacation resort. Wear it with casual sandals, or with heels and a sweater for work. I'm 5'6 175lbs. I got a size 16 and had to have it taken in on the shoulders because the arm holes were too big. No dress fits perfect so I’m always having them altered. Did not cost much. I also had the zipper replaced but that was my personal taste because I didn’t like the look. I'd recommend this dress to anyone.